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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 01-09-2013, 12:49 PM Thread Starter
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Need the handlebars closer to me

I have a 08 9 classic. Seems i must be short armed (glad thats all that is short).
I like the handles bars closer to me by about a inch or so, when i make slow speed left turns, i cant help but twist the throttle.

Not looking to rise the bars up. Just back.

I dont find any help on a search.

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post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old 01-09-2013, 01:00 PM
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Just make right turns. Three rights make a left! Cheap easy solution


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post #3 of 30 (permalink) Old 01-09-2013, 01:06 PM
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Could always come in hot and hold the clutch and do a one handed turn.

I would assume there are risers out there they are factory height but with a bit of a pull back. I have never had that problem. Actually my knees get in to the bars a little bit on parking lot turns on the V2K.

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Could always come in hot and hold the clutch and do a one handed turn.
I ride clutch handed a lot on the highway. Using a throttle lock.
I'll try coming in hot, dragin pegs. Sounds fun

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I put a set of these on my bike. Love them:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kawasaki-2-V...ec1edd&vxp=mtr

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I put a set of these on my bike. Love them:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kawasaki-2-V...ec1edd&vxp=mtr
Thats what i am talking about. And Wow what a great price!!

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Just make right turns. Three rights make a left! Cheap easy solution
Funny stuff..I haven't put these on yet but since I got my backrest I can't quite layback enough without the throttle lock on to enjoy. These kickbacks should be the ticket.

http://www.powersportsuperstore.com/...13&Search.y=12
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Same problem but I think it is because the handlebars are so wide. I may get narrower bars with a little more pull back.

If I was concerned about my safety.. I wouldn't ride a motorcycle in the first place..
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Hey Brich did they come with metric nuts and bolts or did you have to drill out the holes in tree to fit.

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Thats what i am talking about. And Wow what a great price!!
Too cheap? I am suspicious of quality.

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